Our Current Exhibition:

Contrast and Harmony

Saturday, July 31- Sunday, August 29, 2021
 

Choyce, Cathy-Red White  Blue

Choyce, Cathy-Red White Blue

Best in Show! It has been more than a year of upheaval, unrest, divided beliefs and many changes for not only our country, but the world as well. This piece of art demanded to be born. Camaraderie, tranquility, softness, acceptance – all present among these gentle souls. These horses exemplify what people should strive for despite their differences,. Red, White and Blue, all united. My hope is that in the future. Red, White and Blue Pastel 33 x 25 $8,695 Cathy Choyce

Mulvena, Danny-Good Friday

Mulvena, Danny-Good Friday

Second Place! While I was doing some drawings and taking a few pictures around this farm one of the hand came up to see what I was doing. We got to talking a bit and I asked if there any lambs around. " Not this time of year" he replied. “Easter’s just around the corner." Good Friday Watercolor 15 x 19 $400 Danny Mulvena

Gardiner, Maribe Chandler-How High is the Mountain

Gardiner, Maribe Chandler-How High is the Mountain

Third Place! Again I turn to the sheep - they cover our countryside and I covet them How High is the Mountain? Acrylic 17 x 17 $400 Maribe Chandler Gardiner

Nadler, Marci-Gerbera Daisies (Contrast in Red and Green)

Nadler, Marci-Gerbera Daisies (Contrast in Red and Green)

Gerbera Daisies (Contrast in Red and Green) Oil on canvas 14 x 11 $925 Marci Nadler

Ryan-Robyn_Echoes-II_Watercolor

Ryan-Robyn_Echoes-II_Watercolor

I was challenged to move past my representational style of depicting horses & introduce variations of Form & Scale. The challenge was exciting & freeing! This was the 1st of 3 versions of the same design: each horse was depicted as Shape, Line, or Modeled. I love using rich colors & creating textures with my watercolors & subdued tones to create harmony while variations in the design elements present the contrasts of form & scale. Echoes II Watercolor & charcoal 18 x 21.5 $400 Robyn Ryan

Thompson, Dana Lee-oilBarnOwl

Thompson, Dana Lee-oilBarnOwl

Barn Owl Oil 5 x 4 w/o frame $550 Dana Lee Thompson

Garity Jill _Along The Shenandoah_oil

Garity Jill _Along The Shenandoah_oil

Most of my paintings are a combination of places that are both real and imagined. They are begun with rough shapes and a pattern of light and dark and are then developed with layers of opaque paint and glazes. Under layers peeking through providing interest and visual texture. Use of the palette knife in places also provides a randomness that provokes creativity and often takes me on a path I had not planned. Along the Shenandoah Oil 22 x 28 $1,100 Jill Garity

Wilson, Jessica-Abstract_Interior

Wilson, Jessica-Abstract_Interior

Abstract Interior Collage 13.5 x 12.5 $250 Jessica Wilson

Weed, Peggy-The Whippet

Weed, Peggy-The Whippet

The Whippet Oil 14 x 16 $485 Peggy Weed

Walsh, William-Spellbound

Walsh, William-Spellbound

Spellbound Acrylic 15.75 x 19 $430 William Walsh

Wine, Linda Bell-Big Dog, Little Dog

Wine, Linda Bell-Big Dog, Little Dog

Tolerating differences is a hot topic this summer. We would all do well to find our childhood copy of P. D. Eastman’s book about Ted and Fred, and reread it. This is a playful painting; the styles and proportions are rather mixed up. NB: Mastiffs are 30 inches at the shoulder, corgis, 10. Big Dog, Little Dog Acrylic 20 x 16 $300 Linda Wine

Wilson, Jessica-Pitcher of Flowers

Wilson, Jessica-Pitcher of Flowers

Pitcher of Flowers Acrylic and pastel 13.5 x 11.5 $250 Jessica Wilson

Wilson, Jessica-Color_Block_Arrangement

Wilson, Jessica-Color_Block_Arrangement

Color Block Arrangement Gouache 13.5 x 12.5 $175 Jessica Wilson

Reid, Anne-In the Garden

Reid, Anne-In the Garden

In the Garden Oil 15 x 15 $550 Anne Reid

Weed, Peggy-The Little Brown Belted Galloway

Weed, Peggy-The Little Brown Belted Galloway

The Little Brown Belted Galloway Oil 15.5 x 18.5 $585 Peggy Weed

Wallace, Ann-Approach

Wallace, Ann-Approach

Approach Pastel 31 x 27 $800 Ann Wallace

Walsh, William-Belt of Venus

Walsh, William-Belt of Venus

Belt of Venus Acrylic 21 x 25 $550 William Walsh

Weed, Peggy-Good Luck!

Weed, Peggy-Good Luck!

I know how hard these little girls are trying to do everything just right. “Good Luck!” Oil 17 x 21 $585 Peggy Weed

Nadler, Marci-Morning Glories (Contrast in Blue and Green)

Nadler, Marci-Morning Glories (Contrast in Blue and Green)

Morning Glories (Harmony in Blue and Green) Oil on canvas 20 x 16 $775 Marci Nadler

Wallace, Ann-Summer Pursuits

Wallace, Ann-Summer Pursuits

Summer Pursuits Gouache 15 x 18 $500 Ann Wallace

Schneider, Deb-Foothills

Schneider, Deb-Foothills

Foothills Oil 36 x 24 $800 Deborah Schneider

Wallace, Ann-Farewell

Wallace, Ann-Farewell

Farewell Pastel 22 x 18 $600 Ann Wallace

Suiter, Cathy-Dairy Barn #2

Suiter, Cathy-Dairy Barn #2

Dairy Barn #2 and #3 were both from photos taken the same day but under different lighting. One is in early afternoon sun, the other in deep shadow. In #2, you can almost feel the coolness of the shady barn and my wonder what you would find through that open doorway. In #3, the focus is mainly the vine covered smoke house. There is a pleasing ellipse created by the back light on the surrounding foliage. Dairy Barn 2 Oil 14 x 18.5 $435 Cathy Suiter

Shervin, Cheri-American Hereford

Shervin, Cheri-American Hereford

The harmonious beauty of cows is a calming sight. Most of their behaviors: eating, sleeping, moving from 1 pasture to another are done in unison. When you come upon a herd, they harmoniously stare as well. They are curious about humans & hope you have grain to share. The painting represents a familiar sight one sees on the farm & suggests that cows have an intelligence & emotional range that often is overlooked in these gentle giants. American Hereford Oil on gesso 18 x 22 $500 Cheri Shervin

Thompson, Dana Lee-oilRustandFeathers

Thompson, Dana Lee-oilRustandFeathers

Rust and Feathers Oil 12 x 10 w/o frame $900 Dana Lee Thompson

Scala, Amy-Leopold's Preserve Wetlands in September

Scala, Amy-Leopold's Preserve Wetlands in September

Leopold’s Preserve Wetlands bushes explode with orange and gold and vibrant green grass in September. The water shimmers in the sunlight. Leopold’s Preserve Wetlands in September Acrylic 11 x 13 $195 Amy Scala

Schneider, Deb-Open Gate

Schneider, Deb-Open Gate

Open Gate Oil 24 x 24 $595 Deborah Schneider

Sharpe, Susan-Let's Go Down the Road

Sharpe, Susan-Let's Go Down the Road

For most of us who live in Fauquier and Loudoun Counties the presence of power lines is considered an intrusion. We are happy enough about some other evidence of human presence – fences, barns, silos, antique mills. These we consider part of the charm...I’ve come to admire the power of power lines, the graceful swoop of the wires, even the arms and gadgets... Let’s Go Down to the Road Oil 21 x 25 $500 Susan Sharpe

Ryan, Robyn-Echoes-1-web

Ryan, Robyn-Echoes-1-web

This was a break-through piece as it challenged me to move past my normal representational style of depicting horses to introduce variations of both Form & Scale. I chose to use the same pose for the horse across the variations. I love using rich colors & creating textures with my watercolors & the subdued tones and equine subject create the harmony while the variations in the design elements present the contrasts of form & scale. Echoes I Watercolor and charcoal 30 x 30 $1,200 Robyn Ryan

Richards_Kim_ In Sun and Shadow_oil

Richards_Kim_ In Sun and Shadow_oil

Earlier this year, I did some sketching and painting at a popular local hike with a friend. The result was this painting inspired by the contrast between the sunlit valley behind the foreground tree and rocks in shadow. In Sun and Shadow Oil 15 x 19 $325 Kim Richards

Reid, Anne-Three Canadians

Reid, Anne-Three Canadians

Three Canadians Oil 21 x 25 $750 Anne Reid

Choyce, Cathy-Most Valuable Players

Choyce, Cathy-Most Valuable Players

What a lineup of characters! Each hound’s expression & demeanor is so individual, I got to know each one. Piedmont Fox Hounds are heading out for a day of sport; marching in a lineup that brings anticipation, comradery & such a business like attitude. The huntsman, Master of Foxhounds & the field follow behind in fall splendor. Can’t you just feel the chill of the air & see the morning fog lifting to welcome a splendid outing? Most Valuable Players Colored pencils 24 x 30 $2,495 Cathy Choyce

Garity Jill _Afterglow_ oil

Garity Jill _Afterglow_ oil

Most of my paintings are a combination of places that are both real and imagined. They are begun with rough shapes and a pattern of light and dark and are then developed with layers of opaque paint and glazes. Under layers peeking through providing interest and visual texture. Use of the palette knife in places also provides a randomness that provokes creativity and often takes me on a path I had not planned. Afterglow Oil 16 x 28 $775 Jill Garity

Pavone, Matt-Heart (Lavender and Red) 2019

Pavone, Matt-Heart (Lavender and Red) 2019

On Mulberry Paper. Produced by bock stamp with acrylics and oil and containing graphite and charcoal embellishments. The mulberry paper is dry mounted to foam core. Heart (Lavender and Red) 2019 Mixed Media 38.5 x 29 $640 Matt Pavone

Turner, Kathryn-Curiosity resized

Turner, Kathryn-Curiosity resized

Curiosity Pastel 17 x 12 $150 Kathryn (Kasha) Turner

Scala, Amy-Learning Tree Farm

Scala, Amy-Learning Tree Farm

Magnificent tree and landscape at Learning Tree Farm. Learning Tree Farm Acrylic 14.5 x 17.5 $200 Amy Scala

Pavoone, Matt-Heart (Orange) 2019

Pavoone, Matt-Heart (Orange) 2019

On Mulberry Paper. Produced by bock stamp with acrylics and oil and containing graphite and charcoal embellishments. The mulberry paper is dry mounted to foam core. Heart (Orange) 2019 Mixed Media 38.5 x 29 $640 Matt Pavone

Petrecca Regina- New York Times, Black, White and Read All Over- Acrylic on Canvas

Petrecca Regina- New York Times, Black, White and Read All Over- Acrylic on Canvas

New York Times: Black, White and Read All Over Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 $350 Regina Petrecca

Pean, Gail-Antique Garagre Trio

Pean, Gail-Antique Garagre Trio

Antique Garage Trio Oil 32 x 42 $1,500 Gail Pean

Palmer-Rachel Garcia-When the Cows Come Home

Palmer-Rachel Garcia-When the Cows Come Home

When the Cows Come Home Oil 10 x 12 $225 Rachel Garcia Palmer

Padilla, Chito-Emerald Pond_edited

Padilla, Chito-Emerald Pond_edited

Emerald Pond Acrylic/collage on board 12.5 x 12.5 $295 Chito Padilla

Mulvena, Danny-Maggie's Slip

Mulvena, Danny-Maggie's Slip

I was lucky enough to come across this old schooner near Bowers Beach on the Delaware Shore. Built in 1893 and still working as an oyster boat. I was told that she's the only working schooner that's still under sail. Maggie’s Slip Watercolor 20 x 17 $450 Danny Mulvena

Palmer, Rachel Garcia-95 at Sunset

Palmer, Rachel Garcia-95 at Sunset

95 at Sunset Oil 41 x 31 $2,500 Rachel Garcia Palmer

Painton, Patti-Whirlwind Thoughts_edited

Painton, Patti-Whirlwind Thoughts_edited

Whirlwind Thoughts Acrylic 20 x 26 $475 Patti Painton

Padilla, Chito-Sundown in the Piedmont Plateau

Padilla, Chito-Sundown in the Piedmont Plateau

Sundown at the Piedmont Plateau Acrylic/collage on board 12 x 12 $295 Chito Padilla

Huntington, Sarah-Woman in Water lo res

Huntington, Sarah-Woman in Water lo res

Woman in Water Photography-color pigment archival print 22 x 25 $295 Sarah Huntington

Fox, Natalie-Eryx Out-Duels Bickley Over the Last in the 5th

Fox, Natalie-Eryx Out-Duels Bickley Over the Last in the 5th

Eryx Out-duels Bickley Over the Last in the 5th Oil 24 x 48 $4,800 Natalie Fox

Hindle Stuart Young Beech in Clearing oil

Hindle Stuart Young Beech in Clearing oil

While walking through the forest, I saw the young beech tree in the sunshine & snapped a photo. In the studio, I worked on creating the deep shadows of autumn & pushed the yellows where the sun hit the leaves on the forest floor. I also loved the red of the dogwood tree against the green of the other trees making it stand out. I carried the colors of the leaves throughout the stream to bring harmony to the painting. Young Beach in Clearing Oil on canvas 21 x 26.5 $1,250 Stuart Hindle

Nicely, Elise-The Cornfield

Nicely, Elise-The Cornfield

The Cornfield Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 $1,350 Elise Nicely

Nadler, Marci-Virginia Countryside, 3 Trees Off Rokeby Road

Nadler, Marci-Virginia Countryside, 3 Trees Off Rokeby Road

Virginia Countryside: 3 Trees Off Rokeby Road Oil on canvas 8 x 10 $525 Marci Nadler

Fink-Leanne-Green Dream-Oil--Cold-Wax-on-Linen

Fink-Leanne-Green Dream-Oil--Cold-Wax-on-Linen

This visionary work depicts exactly what I saw in my mind's eye while asleep one night. When a dreamscape lingers for days afterward in my memory, I know I need to lay it down in paint and create a work of art. Do I know what it means? ... What do you think? Green Dream Oil and cold wax on linen 7 x 10 $225 Leanne Fink

Myles, Steve-Wildflower Meadow

Myles, Steve-Wildflower Meadow

My current journey is to find a balance between detailed realism & bold impressionism. I don’t want my work to look like a photograph, nor do I want it to look like something I might have done in the third grade. To accurately render an object with an optimum number of brush strokes is my goal in landscape, still life & portraiture. Wildflower Meadow Oil on panel Oil on panel 18 x 15 $280 Steve Myles

Rubin, Alan-Stacked

Rubin, Alan-Stacked

Stacked (Triptych) Oil on canvas 32 x 44 $3,200 Alan Rubin

Hindle Stuart Autumn Colors oil

Hindle Stuart Autumn Colors oil

I lived in the Czech Republic and hiked many a trial in the Autumn looking for mushrooms. The leaves of the birch trees were unusually bright with a range of colors against the dark pines of the hillsides. In the studio I pushed the range of warm colors and bright yellows to develop a striking contrast with the dark background. Autumn Colors Oil on canvas 21 x 17 $595 Stuart Hindle

Kirk, Brian-EmanatingX16

Kirk, Brian-EmanatingX16

I have always been intrigued with the forces of nature. I consider myself a naturalist and a curious spectator and in printmaking, a subtle manipulator of the natural interaction of water and steel. My intention is for you to participate, as a naturalist, examining the prints for visual imagery, subtle variations in the rich palette of ochre’s, oranges and browns and share in the wonderment of this natural phenomena, rust. Emanating Rust on archival paper 44 x 36 $950 Brian Kirk

Moffat, Sarita-Golden Bales

Moffat, Sarita-Golden Bales

Golden Bales Oil 14 x 12 $580 Sarita Moffat

Moffat, Sarita-Maryland Wetlands

Moffat, Sarita-Maryland Wetlands

Maryland Wetlands Oil 23 x 26 $1,200 Sarita Moffat

Holdridge, Sherri-Magnolia in the Rain

Holdridge, Sherri-Magnolia in the Rain

Magnolia in the Rain Encaustic photography on a 2 inch thick wood panel 16 x 16 $265 Sherri Holdridge

Hopkins, Laura-May Evening

Hopkins, Laura-May Evening

This painting is a result of my continuing studies of the work of Chauncey Foster Ryder, an American Post-impressionist landscape painter and printer. I find the shapes of his trees and his compositions endlessly compelling. As I study his work by making drawings and color studies of his paintings and lithographs, I hope that what I discover will inform the choices and decisions I make in my own paintings. May Evening Oil on linen panel 13.5 x 15 $350 Laura Hopkins

Miyamoto, Marilyn_MistyCreekoil9x12

Miyamoto, Marilyn_MistyCreekoil9x12

Misty Creek Oil on canvas 12.5 x 16 $375 Marilyn Miyamoto

Hanscom, Nancy-A Ribbon Runs Through It

Hanscom, Nancy-A Ribbon Runs Through It

A Ribbon Runs Through It Mixed media/collage United. M23 x 18.5 $450 Nancy Hanscom

Layne Kay Purple Rising acrylic on canvas

Layne Kay Purple Rising acrylic on canvas

Purple Rising Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 $495 Kay Layne

Inra, Ligia-Night Blooms

Inra, Ligia-Night Blooms

My work is a contemplation of nature and what it has to offer. The inclination to paint is driven primarily by my desire to make a visual statement rather than a simple photographic illustration. This painting is an observation of cacti and desert life. The results of this harmony give the painting its own life. Night Blooms Acrylic 18 x 24 $275 Ligia Inra

Holdridge, Sherri-Double the Stripes

Holdridge, Sherri-Double the Stripes

Double the Stipes Encaustic photography on a 1.5” wood panel 12 x 24 $265 Sherri Holdridge

Huntington, Sarah-Swinging Bridge lo res

Huntington, Sarah-Swinging Bridge lo res

Swinging Bridge Photography-black and white pigment archival print, attached to metal 20 x 24 $350 Sarah Huntington

Garity, Jill  _Red Sky At Morni9ng_oiljpg

Garity, Jill _Red Sky At Morni9ng_oiljpg

Most of my paintings are a combination of places that are both real and imagined. They are begun with rough shapes and a pattern of light and dark and are then developed with layers of opaque paint and glazes. Under layers peeking through providing interest and visual texture. Use of the palette knife in places also provides a randomness that provokes creativity and often takes me on a path I had not planned. Red Sky at Night Oil 16 x 20 $635 Jill Garity

Hopkins, Laura-October Sunshine

Hopkins, Laura-October Sunshine

I became a little more aware than usual of my use of contrast and harmony in this painting as I created it for this show. I noted that I used some sky color to lighten the field in the distance and some of the earthly red of the trees in the foreground. A smaller portion of the tree color warms the sky. This painting from memory and imagination offers a quiet, yet cheerful moment. October Sunshine Oil on linen panel 13.5 x 15 $350 Laura Hopkins

Baker, Michelle-One Winter Day

Baker, Michelle-One Winter Day

When my husband & I relocated to Virginia, the beauty of the area excited me as a photographer & journalist. Last year after a 30-year hiatus from painting, I found the beauty of Virginia to be my inspiration, yet again. Sitting high on a hill on Hopewell Road in Fauquier County, this tree caused me to stop for a photo of the sunlight bouncing off the snow. The use of metallic watercolor gives One Winter Day interesting highlights. One Winter Day Mixed Media 13 x 10 $285 Michelle Baker

Block, Anne-Virginia_Bluebells

Block, Anne-Virginia_Bluebells

Walk, hike, and bike Loudoun County’s highways in early summer, and behold you’ll see Virginia Bluebells everywhere. Bluebells Oil on canvas 36 x 12 $466 Anne Marshall Block

Gallick  Rosemary In Full Bloom Acrylic (1)

Gallick Rosemary In Full Bloom Acrylic (1)

This painting was inspired at the height of springtime where all of nature was in a state of rejuvenation. It was done in sharp contrast to feeling confined in the spring 2020. In Full Bloom Acrylic 20 x 16 $175 Rosemary Gallick

Rubin, Alan-Twins in Skins

Rubin, Alan-Twins in Skins

Twins in Skins Oil on canvas 30 x 20 $1,600 Alan Rubin

Dennis, Diane-The Magie Show

Dennis, Diane-The Magie Show

“Magic Show” was created as an illustration of a poem with the same title by local poet Kristin Zimmet. We are collaborating on a Literature to Art project. The painting depicts the chaos and harmony of adolescence. The scarves represent the new freedoms allowed after being held tightly under parental control. The Magic Show Acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 $300 Diane Dennis

Hopkins, Laura-Stop Here A While

Hopkins, Laura-Stop Here A While

This painting, from imagination & memory, leaves the time of day open to the viewer. Each viewer has a unique experience with a painting entirely separate from my experience painting it. As you look at the painting from across the room & at a closer view, you bring your own memories & experiences on what you take in. A painting can mean different things to different people, this is what keeps me coming back to the easel. Stop Here for A While Oil on canvas 18 x 21 $625 Laura Hopkins

Baker, Michelle-Goshen Pass

Baker, Michelle-Goshen Pass

When my husband and I relocated to Virginia, the beauty of the area excited me as a photographer & journalist. Last year after a 30-year hiatus from painting, I found the beauty of Virginia to be my inspiration, yet again. Painted from a snow photo taken by my son, this mixed media piece is primarily an ink painting & highlighted with white watercolor paint. The contrast of black & white with the pop of blue made it an easy choice for this show. Goshen Pass Mixed media 13 x 10 $285

Hanscom, Nancy-Falling Leaves

Hanscom, Nancy-Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves Intaglio 23 x 19 $375 Nancy Hanscom

Reid, Anne-Local Pub 2

Reid, Anne-Local Pub 2

Local Pub 2 Oil 16 x 20 $650 Anne Reid

Jenkins, Doris_LoudounBarnstorm_Oil

Jenkins, Doris_LoudounBarnstorm_Oil

On a crisp Autumn day…on a back road in Loudoun County…just before a storm, I had to pull over to take a photo. It was this lovely barn. I am drawn to dramatic skies and clouds and so with just a little blue sky still showing, I knew I didn’t have much time to snap the picture. While painting this picture, I tried to recreate the dramatic sky, while still capturing sunlight dramatically falling on areas of the barn and trees. Loudoun Barnstorm Oil on canvas 18 x 21 $400 Doris Jenkins

Rubin, Alan-Dear Old Dad

Rubin, Alan-Dear Old Dad

Dear Old Dad (triptych) Oil on canvas 18 x 50 $2,200 Alan Rubin

Block, Anne-Potter

Block, Anne-Potter

This artist was on view while throwing pots. My children and I traveled the Aegean Area and visited this potter’s shop. His age-old patterns are revealed through his art. Potter Oil on canvas 24 x 20 $1,066 Anne Marshall Block

Giraldi, Angela-Woodland Stream

Giraldi, Angela-Woodland Stream

Woodland Dream Watercolor 24 x 20 $300 Angela Giraldi

Giraldi, Angela-Home by the River

Giraldi, Angela-Home by the River

Home by the River Watercolor 24 x 20 $300 Angela Giraldi

Gardiner, Maribe Chandler-Pastoral Scene

Gardiner, Maribe Chandler-Pastoral Scene

Sheep are soft; they're cuddly and they add a softness to nature. Pastoral Scene Acrylic 13 x 16 $350 Maribe Chandler Gardiner

Cottrell_Paula_The Spring House_Oil 8x10

Cottrell_Paula_The Spring House_Oil 8x10

The Spring House Oil 13 x 15 $300 Paula Cottrell